H.R. Hopps’s chilling propaganda poster was the highest priced WWI image in the sale
Among the top lots were highlights from a collection of tennis posters, which was larger and more important than any tennis poster collection to appear at auction before, World War I & II images, scarce Buffalo Bill posters, Geo Ham’s Grand Prix advertisements and summer and beach resort promos by celebrated artists.
WWII was also represented, with the now well-known British poster, Keep Calm and Carry On
A selection of Art Nouveau beauties by the master of that medium, Alphonse Mucha, also helped the sale’s bottom line, with his JOB, 1896–the auction’s top lot–achieving $21,250. Also by Mucha were an alternate JOB poster at $9,375 and The Seasons, a group of four decorative panels at $11,250.
Tops among the tennis posters was Roger Broders’s design for Monte-Carlo